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Memphis city, Tennessee; Tennessee

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Memphis city, Tennessee
Tennessee
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 651,073 6,829,174
People
Population
Population estimates, July 1, 2019, (V2019) 651,073 6,829,174
Population estimates base, April 1, 2010, (V2019) 651,873 6,346,276
Population, percent change - April 1, 2010 (estimates base) to July 1, 2019, (V2019) -0.1% 7.6%
Population, Census, April 1, 2010 646,889 6,346,105
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent
7.6%
6.0%
Persons under 18 years, percent
25.0%
22.1%
Persons 65 years and over, percent
12.8%
16.7%
Female persons, percent
52.7%
51.2%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent
29.2%
78.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)
64.1%
17.1%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)
0.2%
0.5%
Asian alone, percent(a)
1.7%
2.0%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)
0.0%
0.1%
Two or More Races, percent
1.5%
2.0%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)
7.2%
5.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent
25.7%
73.5%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2015-2019 30,720 431,274
Foreign born persons, percent, 2015-2019 6.2% 5.1%
Housing
Housing units, July 1, 2019, (V2019) X 3,028,213
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2015-2019 46.6% 66.3%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2015-2019 $101,800 $167,200
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2015-2019 $1,191 $1,244
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2015-2019 $450 $388
Median gross rent, 2015-2019 $901 $869
Building permits, 2019 X 41,361
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2015-2019 251,732 2,597,292
Persons per household, 2015-2019 2.53 2.52
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2015-2019 84.0% 85.5%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2015-2019 9.6% 7.2%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2015-2019 80.6% 87.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2015-2019 69.5% 78.4%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 85.7% 87.5%
Bachelor's degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2015-2019 26.2% 27.3%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2015-2019 10.0% 11.0%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent
15.5%
12.1%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 63.3% 61.0%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2015-2019 60.8% 56.6%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 1,503,947 12,499,013
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 6,624,207 42,383,683
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,372,536 139,960,482
Total merchant wholesaler sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 28,725,894 111,718,421
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c) 18,848,867 91,641,605
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c) $28,770 $14,194
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2015-2019 21.7 25.2
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $41,228 $53,320
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2019 dollars), 2015-2019 $25,605 $29,859
Persons in poverty, percent
25.1%
13.9%
Businesses
Businesses
Total employer establishments, 2018 X 138,269
Total employment, 2018 X 2,683,214
Total annual payroll, 2018 ($1,000) X 125,736,019
Total employment, percent change, 2017-2018 X 1.3%
Total nonemployer establishments, 2018 X 539,987
All firms, 2012 70,891 550,453
Men-owned firms, 2012 30,568 302,249
Women-owned firms, 2012 35,710 195,694
Minority-owned firms, 2012 43,949 105,234
Nonminority-owned firms, 2012 24,758 434,025
Veteran-owned firms, 2012 6,795 59,379
Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012 61,460 469,392
Geography
Geography
Population per square mile, 2010 2,053.3 153.9
Land area in square miles, 2010 315.06 41,234.90
FIPS Code 4748000 47
Value Notes

Estimates are not comparable to other geographic levels due to methodology differences that may exist between different data sources.

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Fact Notes Value Flags

QuickFacts data are derived from: Population Estimates, American Community Survey, Census of Population and Housing, Current Population Survey, Small Area Health Insurance Estimates, Small Area Income and Poverty Estimates, State and County Housing Unit Estimates, County Business Patterns, Nonemployer Statistics, Economic Census, Survey of Business Owners, Building Permits.

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